Having put years of Norman domination in the past, the Crosstown Clash is raising its status as one of the metro area's top rivalry games.
7. Class 4A No. 1 Clinton at 5A No. 7 Lawton MacArthur
Lawton Mac is working to fill some holes, and Clinton is out to show that it's prepared to repeat.
8. Class 5A No. 11 Del City at 5A No. 6 Tulsa East Central
Two teams with just enough talent to be a potential contender in 5A, and just enough question marks to make you curious.
9. Class 3A No. 9 Metro Christian at Class 2A No. 3 Oklahoma Christian
OCS gets quite a test to start its title defense, while Metro is trying to make itself known as a 3A contender again.
10. Class 6A No. 14 Tulsa Washington at 4A No. 4 Douglass
This classic rivalry was reborn last year, and next year, it's expected to move to Langston University. But this year's game should be a showdown.
Special recognition: Jenks vs. DeSoto, Texas, and Tulsa Union vs. Euless, Texas, Trinity (Saturday at Southlake Carroll, Texas)
Both games — Jenks-DeSoto in particular — deserve some national attention, but viewing opportunities for the average fan around the state are limited. So it's hard to call them must-see games.